CERTS Act Offers $10B for Motorcoach Biz, 'Feeling the (Pandemic) Pain'
Fox 6 Milwaukee
By Bret Lemoine
September 7, 2020
A quiet night on the roads during Labor Day weekend 2020 has those in the motorcoach industry in a panic. Bus travel is way down, and there are no signs in the immediate future of recovery, but Congress could help. The CERTS Act is still awaiting action in Congress.
According to the American Bus Association, the industry has lost more than $11 billion since the pandemic hit in March, and without any help, could shutter 40% of small, family-owned transportation businesses by the end of this year. That could have a ripple effect, as many rely on these busses to get them to other major transportation hubs, like Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.